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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: May 7, 2014 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talk about 6/8 time

Sure, I'll talk about it...

I like it when they go in and out of 6/8 time, like the ending jam of 1/2 Step and the big jam ending of Deal. It was one of their "signature moves" - build the tension with the 6/8 and resolve it by switching back to 4/4 right at the crescendo.

Music Never Stopped has a nice 6/8 move as well - the switch between the two styles of the outro jam. Starts 6/8 and when they turn it on a dime to 4/4 it sounds incredible.

And of course Crazy Fingers has those amazing little 6/8 phrases and then the long outro jam in 6/8.

Happy B'day Billy!

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 7, 2014 10:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talk about 6/8 time

I love 6/8 time because it can contain the 1,2,4 6,8, 16th,
32nd and 64th beats at any given time. Its a drummers dream
beat. Thanks for playing. And thanks for playing BILLY

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: May 7, 2014 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talk about 6/8 time

I'll give you Music Never Stopped, but I don't believe that either Half Step or Deal ever slips into 6/8. Maybe you can point me to examples?

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Poster: Pat Buzby Date: May 7, 2014 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Talk about 6/8 time

Deal is in 12/8 (like Truckin' and Sugaree). Half Step is in 4/4. I can't recall a version of either ever shifting to 6/8 or 12/8, but it's possible.